Madeira Routes - Full day tour to Santana


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Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Please let me know your children's age so I can provide a proper seat (no extra-charge)

Friendly: Yes.
Please let me know your level of disability please and I could advise if the tour is or not appropriate

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), French (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

A journey through local life

This ride is for the people who want to cover a bit more of the island. If you are coming by ship, I will cruise with you trough the town before we leave all the way up from sea level to 1818 mt high, to the highest peak of the island reachable by car! Taking the roads of the island, stopping whenever a good photo opportunity arises! In Pico do Arieiro will stay as long as you wish, for a short walk (optional) on the mountain slope, just before we begin our descent to more conventional altitudes and reach Santana, where there are the traditional houses from this area of island thatched- triangle shaped , and even visit a genuine one with 240 years before we return! We could include a good local meal or something lighter and return through the coastal villages of the northeast coast.

So on this day you will get island mountain in morning, sea in the afternoon :)


Leaving Funchal to Pico do Arieiro. At an altitude of 1818 metres the third highest peak on the island with amazing views.

Then go through forest to Santana were there are straw-roofed houses. For lunch and visit its small thatched triangular houses.

If we have time visit also Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the eastern part of the island.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

No rush


8 seater plus driver van is available

What’s Included

Other: Private tour with a certified local guide, Mini-bus 8 seats + driver, pick up and return to accommodation, official outdoor insurance required by law.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 eur - with me you will pay all day the local prices, so just some pocket money should be enough for meals and drinks!

What’s Extra

Other: Drinks / food / shopping

A Recent Review of this tour

Nicolau C. gave an excellent tour- Nic is very personable, knowledgeable, flexible and provided a memorable experience - would highly recommend!
Georgia Jenkins

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